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Sacco and Vanzetti are being tried for highway robbery and murder, but the real charge is radicalism.

Now that the US has exploded its first hydrogen bomb, a negotiated peace with the Soviet Union is more important than ever.

The state of Massachusetts committed murder when it put Sacco and Vanzetti to death, and the whole world knows it.

Before a nationally televised audience, attorney Joseph Welch utters the seven words that stick a pin in McCarthy's balloon: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?"

President Truman extends the Monroe Doctrine to cover the entire globe.

Woodrow Wilson ran for reelection in 1916 on the slogan "He Kept Us Out of War"—for three years, anyway.

Socialist eastern Europe stands to be left out in the cold under the Marshall Plan.

Like a veteran door-to-door salesman, Ronald Reagan is a huckster, only instead of vacuum cleaners, he peddles fear--so successfully that he is now president of the United States.

Blogs

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

“Socialism is inseparable from democracy,” The Nation wrote in its 1989 editorial.

November 10, 2014

“Let us not fool ourselves in this hour of appraisal…”

November 5, 2014

Definitive assessments of Ronald Reagan and “the warrior state,” plus early looks at Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton, and zeitgeist-defining essays on “cold war liberalism” and “the gay moment.”

October 24, 2014

A forerunner of The Guardian’s current series, “King or Queen for a Day.”

October 21, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

And a DC lawyer reflects on his essay from 1984, when Hong Kong was “full of life.”

October 7, 2014

Contemporaneous accounts of the Roosevelts ranging over seventy years.

October 2, 2014

“How can I have seemed so settled in my opinions? So smug in my attitudes?”

September 24, 2014